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Fort Detrick lab workers getting additional security training

December 02, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Army is ordering workers at its biodefense laboratories to get additional security training in the wake of revelations about the 2001 anthrax attacks.

The effort began Monday at Fort Detrick in Frederick, where the FBI says Army scientist Bruce Ivins obtained the anthrax he used in the mailings that killed five people.

Spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden tells The Associated Press that workers who handle deadly agents at the Fort Detrick lab will get additional training in security, accounting and reporting procedures this week. The training will be rolled out to five other labs over the next few months.

An Army spokesman says the training was recommended by a task force that was formed as a result of the FBI's conclusions about Ivins, who killed himself last summer before he could be charged in the attacks.

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